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Requested be closed with reason - Other: Closed. May reopen as more of a bar/restaurant format.

White Bear, Clerkenwell, EC1

57 St John Street
EC1
EC1M 4AN
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about White Bear

Traditional single-bar pub, dating from 1899, with an airy feel due to the high ceiling and large front bow window. Relatively little furniture, so plenty of space for vertical drinking. Just Doom Bar (£4.50) available from the brace of handpumps, with the other having a reversed Greene King IPA clip.

On 18th February 2018 - rating: 6
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Tris C left this review about White Bear

Dating back at least 225 years and rebuilt in 1899, externally this pub appears to be a grand affair, but appearances can be deceptive.
Internally this is quite small with a bare boarded floor, small side bar with a tiled apron and a 'cream of mushroom soup' colour scheme; lavatories open directly onto the pub floor. Furniture is mixed with some sofas and bar stools; with a couple of modern artworks on the wall, it's all a bit plain and the two flat TV screens along with the huge projector screen didn't appeal, sport playing with the sound down.
However this is a friendly, family run pub with a couple of small dogs and sleeping cat, which serves food but it's more lasagne and burgers than gastro.
Ales: Sharp's Doom Bar and of varying quality.
In all, there's much better to be had locally, but this place has its devotees and sadly will close in January 2018.

Closed at weekends.

On 1st December 2017 - rating: 4
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Quinno _ left this review about White Bear

Small pub that has been internally pillaged by dodgy knock-throughs and half-baked refurbs. Staple shaped, poorly laid out with little in the way of seating. Modern board flooring, nasty off pink walls and a generally grimy feel with the lack of rear lighting not helping. Sky Sports News on mute. Background whiff of old fruity vomit (I really hope it wasn’t). Two pumps but just Doom Bar on, mildly shocked to get it for under 2 quid a half but the quality was pedestrian. Food-wise, it looks a better bet as there was a sensible pub grub on laminated menus, a basic burger was priced at £6.40. It isn’t much good in here, really.

On 2nd April 2016 - rating: 4
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6th May 2019, 17:55
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6th May 2019, 17:55
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • CAMRA Discount : No - 'Ginger Wednesdays' 10% off everything on Wednesdays for everyone with ginger hair. - last updated 18 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Car Park : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 05 November 2014 by hondo .
  • Function Room : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Jukebox : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Live TV Sports : Yes - Sky. - last updated 18 October 2016 by Tris C
  • Micropub : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 02 April 2016 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 29 February 2016 by Tris C
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 05 November 2014 by hondo .
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